May 8th, 2018 – Rogers, MINN – When Kinghorn Construction purchased a new warehouse space to house their corporate offices, they called on the team of designers at KOMA to assist in the process. With a lot of collaboration, the new space, located in Rogers, MN not only provides the function they need but reflects their company culture and their trade.
Kinghorn Construction was founded in 1979 in Rogers, MN by Grady Kinghorn. Together with his son and a team of professionals the company provides commercial construction management services throughout the metro area. The company purchased a new warehouse facility in Rogers to relocate their corporate office space and provide storage for construction materials. The intent was to create a space that was fun and had some unique design elements. “It was important that the space told a story and reflected what Kinghorn could do,” says architect Alisha Simones, “we fused together a north woods vibe with modern curves and angles to create a space that felt warm yet current.”
On the exterior, the entrance to the office was relocated to provide better wayfinding from the parking lot and windows were added to bring light into the conference areas, lobby and individual offices. In the interior, the ceilings were left open exposing duct work giving height to the space while lending to a modern and industrial feel. The reception area houses a custom designed desk that makes a bold statement for the entrance of the office. Behind the desk is stained lumber that vertically runs up the wall, continuing horizontally above the desk. The desk itself is a curved concrete block with an I-beam mounted on top. “The desk truly was a collaboration among the team, says principal interior designer Cindy Nagel, “we did a lot of ideation with stacked wood, heavy timbers, poured concrete and in the end, Kinghorn created this amazing piece from concrete and an I-beam.”
Also included in the space was a conference room, kitchen area, and a layout space for media and printing equipment. 3 private offices were added, each with sliding barn doors stained to give them a more modern and elevated feel. “Kinghorn’s involvement and creativity throughout the project really speaks to their relationship with their trade and what they can do,” says Nagel, “we always love a project that allows originality and innovation to be present and this and this design is yet another exciting example!”